Deputy (replacement) Reeve for Rowany sought

Hello all,
A little over 2 months ago, I advertised for the position of deputy reeve, with a view to having said deputy take over when my term expires at the end of November.
Due to a dearth of applications, as well as some significant changes to the job role (due to having a bookkeeper, the role has become substantially easier to fulfill!), I am advertising again.
Reeve is a required position for all groups.
As Rowany Reeve, your duties are to:
* report on the financial status of the Barony each month at Senate
* report on the financial status of the Barony each quarter to Kingdom Exchequer
* manage day to day transactions
Those interested in the role would:
* have basic computer skills
* be a member of the SCA
* be aged 18+
* have good written and verbal communication skills
* have, or be willing to get, a Westpac CRN
Anyone interested in the role should contact me at: rowany [dot] reeve [at] gmail [dot] com
In Service
JC

Officer positions vacant – support your Barony!

At this time, the following officer positions of the Barony of Rowany are vacant. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please email me at rowanyseneschal@gmail.com for more information.
Captain of Archers – open
List Keeper – open
The last position that is currently open is Chronicler. Today I received an excellent application for the role, and so there is the following dead-line for expressions of interest.
Chronicler – applications close Monday the 31st of August 2015
Thank you
YIS
Tanya
Rowany Seneschal

Greetings from the new Rowany Chronicler

It’s come time to request articles, notices, photos, recipes, A&S stuff – anything really you would like to see in the July/August edition of Folia Roani. Please email all contributions to katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com

Contributions required by Friday 26th June to give me time to collate and have available by 1st July.

If you would like Folia Roani emailed to you, please send a request to katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com including your email address.

In service
Lady Katrijn van Delden

Tue night A&S and Fighter Practice moving to Mon after Festival 2015

Monday night is the new Tuesday night!

A&S and Fighter Practice have been held on Tuesday nights for a really long time…  but not any more. A week after Rowany Festival, we are moving those activities to Monday nights instead.

Same venue, same times… but now on a Monday!!! WOW, I know :)

Are you interested in storage (shipping containers) at Rowany Festival site?

Greetings unto the populace of Lochac,

Rowany Festival is a fantastic event renowned throughout the Kingdom. While close for some, many others must travel from the furthest reaches of our own lands or even beyond… bringing their worldly goods with them and trudging them back home again once the excitement is over!

We have received a request to see whether there is opportunity of having storage at the festival site, so groups can leave items only used at Festival, on site, instead of shipping back and forth each year.

The short answer is yes. There is a limited amount of storage space available on site, where we can permanently leave shipping containers. We already have a couple of containers on site which store Festival event gear (pavilions etc). We do have room for a few more. The expanded answer involves logistics, a longer term view… and we need numbers!

As such, we are trying to gain a good idea of just how many group(s) may be interested in storage (shipping) containers at festival site before proceeding. At this stage no decisions are being made. Once we have a better idea of potential numbers involved we can start to formulate an informed plan and make fair decisions from there.

Call For Expressions of Interest

WHAT:
Would those groups who have interest in shipping containers at festival site please contact rowanybarony+festivalstorage@gmail.com to let us know. Provide some brief details regarding who you are, the group interested and appropriate contact details if not obvious.

WHEN:
If possible, we would like to have an idea by our next senate meeting on Tue, Sep 16 (about a week away) so we can discuss this further. However, I fully appreciate I’ve sent this request through much later than I should (for one reason or another), so if you happen to respond later than that, I’m happy to take responsibility! This is an ongoing process, so it will all be fine.

As an indication of cost for containers may help in your own decision making, they sell second-hand for somewhere around $2,000 with an additional $500 for delivery.
I will try to reach appropriate places with this notice, however, if I miss a group / list / somewhere else this may be useful, please feel free to forward on.

YiS,
Jan Janssen van den Zype geheeten van den Goere
Rowany Webright

A&S Challenge – Themes for AS 49 and AS 50

Here’s the themes for Rowany’s monthly A&S challenges. For more information on these challenges, including how to enter see the A&S Challenges and Displays page.

Challenge categories
Month of display Category 1 Category 2
June 2014 Cooking and Food: Roasts, pies, salats, soups, cheese, etc. Music – Instruments: Harp, drum, lute, recorder, violin, etc.
Music – Singing: Madrigals, carols, tavern songs, etc.
July 2014 Textiles and Fibre Crafts: Spinning and weaving and cord making, etc. Plants and herbs
August 2014 Armouring: protecting yourself on the field Calligraphy: Uncial, gothic script, etc.
Illumination
Sept 2014 An item of clothing
Oct 2014 Leatherwork: Belts, shoes, bags, etc. Dance: Bransles, English Country Dance, Pavanne, Allemande, etc.
Nov 2014 Brewing: Beer, mead, wine, liqueurs, etc. Metalwork: buckles, ironwork, jewellery, etc.
Dec 2014 An item of clothing
Jan 2015 Pottery: Bowls, mugs, jugs, cookwear, etc. Embroidery: Blackwork, Brickwork, split stitch, goldwork, couching, etc. etc.
Feb 2015 Making the Game Look Good, in general: Table settings, Flags and banners and bunting, Camp equipment, Carrying and carting things, Hall decoration Woodwork: Stools, boxes, benches, pavisses, carts, etc.
Mar 2015 An item of clothing
April 2015 Cooking and Food: Roasts, pies, salats, soups, cheese, etc. Music – Instruments: Harp, drum, lute, recorder, violin, etc.
Music – Singing: Madrigals, carols, tavern songs, etc.
May 2015 Textiles and Fibre Crafts: Spinning and weaving and cord making, etc. Plants and herbs
June 2015 Armouring: protecting yourself on the field Calligraphy: Uncial, gothic script, etc.
Illumination
July 2015 An item of clothing
August 2015 Leatherwork: Belts, shoes, bags, etc. Dance: Bransles, English Country Dance, Pavanne, Allemande, etc.
Sept 2015 Brewing: Beer, mead, wine, liqueurs, etc. Metalwork: buckles, ironwork, jewellery, etc.
Oct 2015 An item of clothing
Nov 2015 Pottery: Bowls, mugs, jugs, cookwear, etc. Embroidery: Blackwork, Brickwork, split stitch, goldwork, couching, etc. etc.
Dec 2015 Making the Game Look Good, in general: Table settings, Flags and banners and bunting, Camp equipment, Carrying and carting things, Hall decoration Woodwork: Stools, boxes, benches, pavisses, carts, etc.
Jan 2016 An item of clothing

GST for Event Stewards

Unto the Populace of Rowany does the Reeve send Greetings,

It has been brought to my attention that there is some confusion over how to calculate the GST component for event reporting.

The good news is there’s not much calculation required by you. The total amount collected from the event fee (Cell E27) is divided by 11 to create a value in cell J28 (GST collected).

To fill out “GST paid”, add up the amount of GST you paid from receipts or invoices (hall hire, food, miscellaneous) and enter it there. Remember that the original receipts or invoices must still go to the Reeve for filing and double checking purposes.

“GST Liability” should automatically be calculated by the spreadsheet. If not, the liability is the difference between the amount of GST collected and the amount of GST paid (or, in spreadsheet cell terms “=J28-J29″).

I hope this clarifies the matter satisfactorily.

Yours in Service

Jean-Christophe le Saussier

Reeve.